Council received direction from the State Government to introduce fluoride into Casino Water supply by 31 December 2008.
August & November 2008
All residents within Council’s Local Government area received information on fluoridation in the mail. This information was aimed at providing people with the facts about fluoridation.
Preliminary works was well underway for the fluoridating plant and equipment.
Due to circumstances beyond Council’s control, associated with the supply of fluoridation equipment and the commissioning process required to ensure the Water Treatment Plant operates correctly by government agencies, the introduction of fluoride into the Casino Water Supply by 31 December had been delayed.
A representative from the Department of Water and Energy inspected the plant to ensure it complies with the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957, the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2002, and the Code of Practice for Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies prior to its commissioning.
Council introduced fluoride into Casino’s water supply on 25 February 2009 after receiving notice from the NSW Department of Health.
The fluoride used in water fluoridation has no detectable taste or smell and does not alter the appearance of drinking water. It is not necessary to take specific fluoride supplements.
Council worked with the NSW Department of Health, via the North Coast Area Health Service and the “Teeth for Life” Program to promote this public health initiative. For further information, download the document ‘Water Flouridation Information’ and ‘Nutrient Reference Values – Fluoride’.
Further information is available from the below links.
Attention: By clicking the links below you will go to a page not part of Richmond Valley Council’s website. Council assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or suitability of the content provided on the sites.
- Water Flouridation: Questions and Answers
- Water Fluoridation in NSW
- Nutrient Reference Values – Fluoride
- Rous Water website
Government Gazette: Government Gazette of Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957.
Legislation: Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2007 (updated 2012)
Regulation: Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2007 (updated 2012)
Code of Practice: Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Regulation 2007 , Code of Practice, Drinking Water Montitoring Program
Reports to Council on fluoridation
In the list of documents below you can download reports to Council on flouridation and the Information Sheet provided by Richmond Valley Council in conjunction with the NSW Department of Health.